When we buy a car many of us go from dealership to dealership to compare prices and values across cars. When we buy a computer we compare between Apple and various PCs. How many people compare banks and their product offerings? Often people tend to bank where their employer banks or at the bank [...]
It’s easy to get into debt. It’s much harder to get out of it. Fortunately, there are credit counseling agencies that can help you get your finances in order. They can help you figure out a budget and stick to it while managing your debt and avoiding future financial pitfalls. However, not all credit counseling [...]
With the economic crash of 2008, there have been more and more reports of college-age students struggling to maintain their student loan payments. For those with “lofty” plans of obtaining a good job upon graduating that have yet to secure that dream job, making any payment at all can be a hardship. Stuck with bad [...]
Bicycle weather is upon us and boy is it amazing!! New York City has been working in the past few years to become a greener city by implementing more green spaces, bike lanes and walkable areas. For the past few summers’ bike usage as a mode of transportation has consistently increased as more people opt-in [...]
Whether dealing with Bankruptcy, Credit Issues, Student Loans, or Foreclosure; Remember You Have Rights and Protections.
In celebration of National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) from March 4-10, we will be highlighting consumer rights resources and information for New Yorkers. We know that going up against banks, stores, or debt collection agencies can be a scary and nerve-wracking experience. To complicate matters, many people going through these experiences often do not understand [...]
It’s more important than ever to help clients sign up for electronic payments and bank or credit union accounts. Please share the details below with all your staff. To share this information with clients and your community, you can order “Go Direct” campaign materials for free. Visit their web site to order materials http://www.godirect.org/partners/order-materials/. The [...]
March 6-12, 2011 is National Consumer Protection Week. Whether shopping at your local store, getting your car fixed at the local car repair shop, surfing the Internet or doing online shopping, its important to keep in mind that there are laws which protect you from fraud or other unscrupulous dealings with store, individual, companies, or [...]